Comscore added MySpace.com’s search service to the monthly report about search engine market share:
“MySpace.com has been added to the search engine rankings for April 2006, coming in at 6th place with 43 million search queries performed (0.6 percent share of the U.S. search market). Will this smaller player eventually be able to grab a substantial share of the search market due to the site’s remarkable popularity?”
I went over to MySpace.com and compared a few queries, it appears to be using Yahoo! search results as the source.
This made me wonder if as a part of this arrangement is Yahoo! has other parameters. It would be interesting to learn whether Yahoo! receives access to counting and indexing certain non-public MySpace.com content in return to determine popularity, does anyone know?